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Palo Alto County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2019: 9,047 (39% urban, 61% rural); it was 10,147 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,540
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,416
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,048
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,038 (it was 1,071 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

28%

Land area: 564 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 16 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Palo Alto County: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (27.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (20.8%), Educational, health and social services (16.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Palo Alto County, IA (2019)
    • 8,38782.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2652.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2302.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 880.9%Two or more races
    • 300.3%Asian alone
    • 210.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

41.7 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years
Males: 4,501  (49.8%)
Females: 4,546  (50.2%)
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Average household size:
Palo Alto County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $53,953 ($32,409 in 1999)
This county:

$53,953
Iowa:

$61,691

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $455 (lower quartile is $338, upper quartile is $558)
This county:

$455
State:

$660


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $109,875 (it was $55,900 in 2000)
Palo Alto:

$109,875
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,892 - $184,622

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $142,827
Here:

$142,827
State:

$201,113

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $99,015
Here:

$99,015
State:

$159,145

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $153,071
Here:

$153,071
State:

$143,957

Mobile homes: $47,388
Here:

$47,388
State:

$75,033

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $946
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $442

Institutionalized population: 200

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 23
  • Thefts: 23
  • Auto thefts: 4
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $105,900
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $138,500
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $205,100
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $74,500
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 2006: 20 buildings, average cost: $157,600
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $211,700
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $167,800
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $269,000
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $345,500
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $259,000
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $382,300
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $155,000
  • 2019: 6 buildings, average cost: $238,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Palo Alto, IA residents
Average permit cost in Palo Alto, IA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,328 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,497 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Palo Alto, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Palo Alto, IA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Palo Alto, IA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.2%
Palo Alto County:

6.2%
Iowa:

11.2%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.4% for Black residents, 2.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.0% for American Indian residents, 1.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 41.7 years old
(Males: 39.1 years old, Females: 45.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.7 years old, Black residents: 7.3 years old, American Indian residents: 77.0 years old, Asian residents: 38.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.5 years old, Other race residents: 23.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Palo Alto County is $377 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $610 a month.

Cities in this county include: Emmetsburg, Graettinger, West Bend, Ruthven, Mallard, Ayrshire, Cylinder, Curlew, Rodman.

Palo Alto County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2018 air pollution in Palo Alto County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Strafford County, New Hampshire , Josephine County, Oregon , Genesee County, New York , Holt County, Nebraska , Wayne County, New York , Vernon County, Wisconsin .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

3.1%

Unemployment by year in Palo Alto, IA
County total employment by year in Palo Alto, IA
County average yearly wages by year in Palo Alto, IA

Current college students: 591
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 236 (15.2% naturalized citizens)

Palo Alto County:

2.6%
Whole state:

5.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1292010 or later
  • 92000 to 2009
  • 741990 to 1999
  • 91980 to 1989
  • 21970 to 1979
  • 41Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.3%

Palo Alto County marital status for males Palo Alto County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,825
  • One, attached: 5
  • Two: 68
  • 3 or 4: 185
  • 5 to 9: 183
  • 10 to 19: 148
  • 20 to 49: 170
  • 50 or more: 4
  • Mobile homes: 36

Housing units in Palo Alto County with a mortgage: 1,371 (22 second mortgage, 42 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,339

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

59.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Palo Alto County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,00812
Catholic2,7987
Evangelical Protestant1,4449
Other--
None2,171-
Palo Alto County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Palo Alto County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Palo Alto County:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

9.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Palo Alto County:

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Palo Alto County:

27.3%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.7%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Palo Alto County:

Average size of farms: 417 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $244,070
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $256.25
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 60.71%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $207,907
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 89.63%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.17%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $114,313
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 82.38%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.51
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.90%
Corn for grain: 151397 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 136241 harvested acres
Vegetables: 273 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Palo Alto County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 159% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 190.5 miles away from Palo Alto County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 248.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 214.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 476.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 195.5 miles away from Palo Alto County center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 196.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: March 17, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4483-IA: March 23, 2020, FEMA Id: 4483, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Iowa Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2019, FEMA Id: 4421, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: June 6, 2018 - July 2, 2018, FEMA Id: 4386, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 14, 2014 to June 24, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4184: July 24, 2014, FEMA Id: 4184, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2013 to June 15, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4126: July 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4126, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 19, 2010 to January 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1880: March 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1880, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 23, 2009 to December 27, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1877: February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1877, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 05, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1727: September 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1727, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Palo Alto County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Palo Alto

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,072 (75.0%)
  • Carpooled: 559 (13.6%)
  • Bus: 15 (0.4%)
  • Ferryboat: 4 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 46 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 131 (3.2%)
  • Worked at home: 272 (6.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) (56%)
  • Mexico (36%)
  • Thailand (7%)
  • Brazil (4%)
  • Zimbabwe (3%)
  • Vietnam (1%)
  • Kazakhstan (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Palo Alto County


  • German (37%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • American (10%)
  • Norwegian (7%)
  • African (5%)
  • English (3%)
  • European (2%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Palo Alto County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 213 people in nursing homes
  • 90 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 42 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 42 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Palo Alto County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 196 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 144 people in college/university student housing
  • 4 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,736.

5.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,307 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.39% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($33,880 average AGI)
0.98% relocated from other states ($7,427 average AGI)
Palo Alto County:

0.98%
Iowa average:

2.42%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clay County, IA  0.67% ($39,625 average AGI)
from Kossuth County, IA  0.61% ($44,682)
from Emmet County, IA  0.56% ($23,650)


6.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,119 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.09% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($32,668 average AGI)
1.16% relocated to other states ($10,451 average AGI)
Palo Alto County:

1.16%
Iowa average:

2.69%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clay County, IA  0.89% ($48,844 average AGI)
to Kossuth County, IA  0.75% ($34,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Palo Alto County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 14.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Palo Alto County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Palo Alto County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Palo Alto County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Palo Alto County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Palo Alto County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Palo Alto County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Palo Alto County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Palo Alto County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,119 (1,880 aged, 239 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 62 (3%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Palo Alto County, Iowa in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (93)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (67)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (63)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (13)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (12)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (11)
  • Unspecified dementia (11)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.23
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,069
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 481
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 74,146

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,186
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,650
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 83

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,047
  • Male householders: 1,920 (604 living alone), Female householders: 1,845 (624 living alone)
  • 1,923 spouses (1,905 opposite-sex spouses), 256 unmarried partners, (249 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 2,471 children (2,281 natural, 56 adopted, 129 stepchildren), 61 grandchildren, 57 brothers or sisters, 19 parents, 7 foster children, 55 other relatives, 95 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 335

Size of family households: 1,248 2-persons, 465 3-persons, 321 4-persons, 242 5-persons, 40 6-persons, 22 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,228 1-person, 179 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 2 4-persons.

1,607 married couples with children.
414 single-parent households (189 men, 225 women).

95.8% of residents of Palo Alto speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 41% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (42% speak English very well, 58% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $76,525,000 ($7,826 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $925,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $29,716,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,965,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,807,000
Federal grants: $15,831,000
Federal procurement contracts: $599,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,606,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,267,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,499,000
Federal Government insurance: $66,343,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 583
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 690
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +28
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -356
Here -37 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Palo Alto County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.06 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built in Palo Alto County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Palo Alto County, Iowa
  • 972014 or later
  • 222010 to 2013
  • 2402000 to 2009
  • 3961990 to 1999
  • 3101980 to 1989
  • 6631970 to 1979
  • 5271960 to 1969
  • 4961950 to 1959
  • 3651940 to 1949
  • 1,4961939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Palo Alto County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Palo Alto County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Palo Alto County, Iowa
  • 11 room
  • 132 rooms
  • 583 rooms
  • 2384 rooms
  • 3775 rooms
  • 5366 rooms
  • 3867 rooms
  • 4798 rooms
  • 6169+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Palo Alto County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Palo Alto County, Iowa
  • 21 room
  • 492 rooms
  • 2603 rooms
  • 2364 rooms
  • 2125 rooms
  • 1236 rooms
  • 487 rooms
  • 668 rooms
  • 549+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Palo Alto County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Palo Alto County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Palo Alto County, Iowa
  • 1no bedroom
  • 1011 bedroom
  • 6182 bedrooms
  • 1,0343 bedrooms
  • 7064 bedrooms
  • 2405+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Palo Alto County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Palo Alto County, Iowa
  • 2no bedroom
  • 2641 bedroom
  • 4422 bedrooms
  • 2193 bedrooms
  • 834 bedrooms
  • 435+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Palo Alto County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Palo Alto County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Palo Alto County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 33no vehicle
  • 6071 vehicle
  • 1,2762 vehicles
  • 5013 vehicles
  • 2084 vehicles
  • 735+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Palo Alto County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Palo Alto County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 131no vehicle
  • 5011 vehicle
  • 2572 vehicles
  • 1393 vehicles
  • 294 vehicles
  • 45+ vehicles

86.7% of Palo Alto County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Iowa.

Palo Alto County:

86.7%
State average:

85.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 6,968
  • Other state: 1,813
  • Northeast: 102
  • Midwest: 1,092
  • South: 287
  • West: 331
Year householders moved into unit in Palo Alto County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Palo Alto County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 57.4%Utility gas
  • 24.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.6%Electricity
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 41.3%Utility gas
  • 40.2%Electricity
  • 17.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 69
Here:

7.3%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7
Here:

1.7%
Iowa:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 79
Here:

17.6%
Iowa:

23.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Palo Alto County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $656,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $25,953,000
    Other: $685,000
    Regular Highways: $44,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,179,000
    Hospitals: $1,603,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,435,000
    General - Other: $525,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $23,874,000
    Regular Highways: $3,553,000
    Police Protection: $1,196,000
    Central Staff Services: $672,000
    General - Other: $594,000
    Solid Waste Management: $440,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $422,000
    Parks and Recreation: $415,000
    Financial Administration: $401,000
    Health - Other: $392,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $386,000
    Correctional Institutions: $303,000
    General Public Buildings: $141,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $117,000
    Libraries: $78,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $23,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $524,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,924,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,668,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,256,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,740,000
    Interest Earnings: $255,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $352,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,432,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $410,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,530,000
    Other: $738,000
    General Local Government Support: $490,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,542,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $373,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $118,000
    Other License: $20,000

Palo Alto County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $656,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $25,953,000
    Other: $685,000
    Regular Highways: $44,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,179,000
    Hospitals: $1,603,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,435,000
    General - Other: $525,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $23,874,000
    Regular Highways: $3,553,000
    Police Protection: $1,196,000
    Central Staff Services: $672,000
    General - Other: $594,000
    Solid Waste Management: $440,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $422,000
    Parks and Recreation: $415,000
    Financial Administration: $401,000
    Health - Other: $392,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $386,000
    Correctional Institutions: $303,000
    General Public Buildings: $141,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $117,000
    Libraries: $78,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $23,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $524,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,924,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,668,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,256,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,740,000
    Interest Earnings: $255,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $352,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,432,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $410,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,530,000
    Other: $738,000
    General Local Government Support: $490,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,542,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $373,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $118,000
    Other License: $20,000

Palo Alto County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $656,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $25,953,000
    Other: $685,000
    Regular Highways: $44,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,179,000
    Hospitals: $1,603,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,435,000
    General - Other: $525,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $23,874,000
    Regular Highways: $3,553,000
    Police Protection: $1,196,000
    Central Staff Services: $672,000
    General - Other: $594,000
    Solid Waste Management: $440,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $422,000
    Parks and Recreation: $415,000
    Financial Administration: $401,000
    Health - Other: $392,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $386,000
    Correctional Institutions: $303,000
    General Public Buildings: $141,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $117,000
    Libraries: $78,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $23,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $524,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,924,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,668,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,256,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,740,000
    Interest Earnings: $255,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $352,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,432,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $410,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,530,000
    Other: $738,000
    General Local Government Support: $490,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,542,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $373,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $118,000
    Other License: $20,000

Palo Alto County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $656,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $25,953,000
    Other: $685,000
    Regular Highways: $44,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,179,000
    Hospitals: $1,603,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,435,000
    General - Other: $525,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $23,874,000
    Regular Highways: $3,553,000
    Police Protection: $1,196,000
    Central Staff Services: $672,000
    General - Other: $594,000
    Solid Waste Management: $440,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $422,000
    Parks and Recreation: $415,000
    Financial Administration: $401,000
    Health - Other: $392,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $386,000
    Correctional Institutions: $303,000
    General Public Buildings: $141,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $117,000
    Libraries: $78,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $23,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $524,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,924,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,668,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,256,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,740,000
    Interest Earnings: $255,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $352,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,432,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $410,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,530,000
    Other: $738,000
    General Local Government Support: $490,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,542,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $373,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $118,000
    Other License: $20,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 151
  • Number of aged recipients: 19
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 132
  • Number of recipients under 18: 22
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 94
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 35
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 68
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 50
Most common first names in Palo Alto County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13277.7 years
Mary10483.7 years
William9176.7 years
George5680.6 years
Margaret5482.0 years
Anna5387.9 years
James5275.0 years
Robert5173.7 years
Donald4466.5 years
Joseph4277.7 years
Most common last names in Palo Alto County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6579.4 years
Peterson3975.4 years
Miller3581.5 years
Smith2982.7 years
Nelson2882.5 years
Brown2580.5 years
Christensen2477.8 years
Myers2378.9 years
Banwart2280.2 years
Hanson2278.9 years
Businesses in Palo Alto County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1McDonald's1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1Super 81
Ford2True Value1
Jimmy John's1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1